Media and Copyright

We welcome pre-scheduled filming, photography and media in the Gallery wherever possible. An AGWA staff member must supervise all commercial and media filming and photography within the Gallery.


Commercial filming and photography
For filming and photography for commercial use, please email us.

Copyright and the reproduction of works
If you wish to reproduce any works in the AGWA Collection, please apply here.




Please be advised that AGWA does not have a dedicated Rights & Reproduction Officer so there will be significant delays in attending to copyright enquiries and requests to reproduce any works of art in the AGWA Collection.

Media releases

Freighting Ideas title treatment

First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

The first exhibition born from the innovative Freighting Ideas project will open at the Katanning Library and Art Gallery on April 13, 2019.

'How Did I Get Here?' will present works from the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) collection by some of the country's most engaging and accomplished photographic and video artists. These works will be displayed alongside complementary works from Katanning's local collection that reflect and expand on the theme of identity.

Mark Eliott Down at the water table 2018. Borosilicate glass – blown and hot sculpted, recycled Australian Red Cedar, water, 58 cm H x 69cm W x 16 cm. Photographer: Richard Weinstein.

Winner of the Tom Malone Prize 2019

The winner of the 2019 Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists is Mark Eliott for his work Down at the water table. The Prize was announced by AGWA Director Stefano Carboni at the Awards Night held at the Art Gallery of WA on Tuesday evening. As an acquisitive prize, Down at the water table becomes part of the State Art Collection where it will join works by previous winners.

Matthew Curtis. Intersect Neodymium Gold 2018. Blown, fused, carved and tinted glass, stainless steel frame, 44 x 62 x 22 cm. © the artist. Photographer: Rob Little.

Contemporary artworks to go on show as part of prestigious national glass award

Tom Malone Prize 2019 opens at AGWA Saturday 9 March | FREE
The Art Gallery of WA is pleased to announce the twelve shortlisted artists for the 2019 Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists.

This year's prize will bring together many of Australia's best glass artists. The exhibition will feature the work of: Clare Belfrage (SA), Jeremy Lepisto (NSW), Marc Leib (WA), Jenni Kemarre Martiniello (ACT), Mark Eliott (NSW), Nick Mount (SA), Matthew Curtis (NSW), Liam Fleming (SA), Kayo Yokoyama (NSW), Anne Sorensen (WA), Stephen Skillitzki (SA) and Lewis Batchelar (SA).

Ngarralja Tommy May with his artwork  Untitled 2018. Synthetic polymer and paint pen on sheep hide, 122 x 158 cm. Courtesy Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency.

Kimberley art and culture arrive at AGWA

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley opens as part of the Perth Festival on Saturday 9 February with a day of talks and events celebrating the exhibition.
Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is an exciting, experimental, and current look at Aboriginal art from the Kimberley, Western Australia. The show brings together over 150 new and old works that reveal the many faces and features of contemporary Aboriginal art from the region.